Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu is in Germany to attend a three-day conference on India's Smart City Mission. The conference is being held in Berlin with the objective of receiving more cooperation from Germany for the project and promoting more investments.
Amidst global interest in the initiative of development of smart cities in India, a three day '100 Smart Cities India' Conference is underway in Berlin, Germany. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Urban Development Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu and Germany's Minister of Nature Conservation, Forests, Building and Nuclear Safety Dr. Barbara Hendrics.
Leading global companies, policy makers and experts are attending the conference being organised to highlight investment opportunities in smart city development set in motion in India.
Later, Mr. Naidu and Dr. Hendricks discussed mechanisms for bilateral cooperation in the country's Smart City Mission. Germany has earlier agreed to associate itself with the development of Bhubaneswar, Kochi and Coimbatore as smart city through technical and financial assistance.
Mr. Venkaiah Naidu suggested that German companies can organise as consortiums to take advantage of investment opportunities by undertaking different aspects of smart city plans for execution.
Mr. Naidu later went around the exhibition that showcased latest technologies in urban mobility, solid waste management, ICT solutions, solar technologies etc.
Mr. Naidu visited Berlin Traffic Management System and was highly impressed by the centralised traffic control centre.
Visited Berlin Traffic Management System. It's a centralized traffic control centre handling Berlin road transport pic.twitter.com/fb8zJFwaZS— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) June 1, 2016
Impressed by the level of automation, accuracy and efficiency of the system. pic.twitter.com/gXCJC6QoJg— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) June 1, 2016
Hope to see such systems in Indian Smart Cities also very soon...— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) June 1, 2016